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MPH Fall 2018: Applied, Accepted, Waitlisted, Rejected!

Discussion in 'Public Health Degrees (Masters and Doctoral)' started by ConfusedAsUsual, Aug 15, 2017.

  1. phaspirant

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    Very few people have heard back from Harvard, and none of them were from MPH in Health Policy or Management.

    Oh man, I'm sorry. I know you've been waiting for schools to get back :(

    Me too! I applied right on the deadline, but I haven't got any communication after they deemed my application complete and sent me financial information.

    What would you say their usual pattern is like?
     
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  3. Lady MacBeth

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    What days are you guys thinking of flying into ATL? I was planning on flying in on Wednesday, but then I saw that the student housing isn't offered for Wednesday night so I don't know what to do.
     
  4. grapesandstrawberries

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    I'm planning Wednesday and arriving early to look around ATL. I'm planning to get an Airbnb or something
     
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  5. phaspirant

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    All of you who are visiting Emory, please share your experiences with us! I just saw the schedule. I'm bummed that I can't be there, but you know... can't justify the cost and the 20+ hour journey. :p

    Also, an unrelated question. I really feel like WES screwed up my undergrad GPA conversion (big time- there are some errors :/). I do have a masters with a considerably better GPA. Do you think schools will give my masters more weight while looking at my app?
     
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  6. leela_123

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    Thank you so much! I just emailed them so hopefully they get back to me soon. The visit days for Yale and Emory are so close together I would need a miracle plus no sleep to be able to pull it off.
     
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  7. JDGBruin1317

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    Because of my stats, I decided not to apply to a lot of schools. I applied to a safety and a few far reach schools. Colorado was more of a backup to me, since I wasn't banking on getting into Emory. UCLA is my alma mater so I thought I had to choose between staying in an area where I've known for a few years and am comfortable with versus moving to a completely different state and scenery.

    I'm from California and obviously Colorado is closer, but getting into Emory changed a lot of my plans. lol Since I didn't get into UCLA, I have the options of going to Charles Drew (a small, private health science professional school in Los Angeles), Colorado CU Anschutz, and Emory. I declined Colorado's offer earlier today to make room for other applicants who really want to go there. The decision now seems easy, but I still have a few other things to work through before I close the deal. I always thought that if I got into my top choice, I would do anything to make it work and go there, which is what I'm trying to do right now. :) Yes the financial expense does worry me but I'll have to take out loans wherever I decide to go so why not take out loans for an awesome opportunity? :D
     
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  8. JDGBruin1317

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    No prob! Haha good luck! Are you trying to visit both days for Emory or just one of the days? I initially wanted to just go on Friday because the website said that's when the main events are but then I saw so many stuff happening on the 22nd and I don't want to miss it. lol
     
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  9. JDGBruin1317

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    I plan on arriving eary Thursday morning if I can re-register for the Thursday and Friday events.
     
  10. leela_123

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    Depends on whether I can get the travel grant since I already spent way too much on flights + took days off work. But I think if I were to go I would want to attend both days since there is so freaking much happening on the 22nd that I don't want to feel like I put in the effort of going and still missed out on stuff.
     
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  11. Lady MacBeth

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    How early are you arriving? Check-in is at 8 am, according to the schedule
     
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  12. puripallavi

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    Last few hours have been like a roller coaster ride -.-
    Three things happened:
    1. Got USD 20,000 scholarship from Boston University :D
    2. Got rejection email from Columbia :(
    3. Got accepted to Emory University (waiting on their scholarship info which they informed me I’ll get by next week) :D

    Now I have to choose between Emory and Boston. What are you thoughts? Still so bummed about Columbia. But I just applied to three universities and got through two so I am trying to take Columbia in a positive way.
    Look forward to your thoughts!!
     
  13. phaspirant

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    Congrats on getting into Emory and securing that scholarship from BU! Sorry to hear about Columbia, though. But you've gotten into some great places and I'm sure you can't go wrong with either! :) If you were set on Columbia, BU may be a good fit since it comes closest to Columbia's MPH structure (departments, certificate).
     
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  14. Ebb55

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    Last year in mid-February, Columbia rejections and waitlists came on the 9th and 10th, and acceptances on the 8th, and 15th. March was random. Someone got accepted in April. Of course only a tiny portion of applicants actually post on SDN so I could be wrong about the pattern. Also, people who are rejected during acceptance waves may choose to lurk instead of post.
     
  15. puripallavi

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    Thank you so much. Boston sounds like good choice but isn’t Emory better otherwise?
     
  16. Plainusername1

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    Do you mind if I ask about your funding at Tulane? I also got a phone call from one of their students, and she told me that they don't offer any scholarships. On their website, though, it says there are "several partial master's scholarships." I only submitted the addendum about a week ago, but I'm hoping I hear back (some good news) soon!
     
  17. alexiabee2020

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    Columbia was my top choice so 99% going there! its the closest option and best program seeing as though I want to go to Medical School there afterwards if possible
     
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  18. phaspirant

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    I just meant that its structure correlates with that of Columbia most closely. BU follows the certificate system, similar to Columbia. But there are many factors to consider like cost, location, research areas, scholarship etc. I guess it's about finding what would fit your interests best.
     
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  19. nannams

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    I applied for NYU's Global Health MPH and got accepted a few weeks ago, but I would strongly urge you to not do the cross continental program. I've literally heard the worst things about it, that it's just a way for NYU to make $ off students and that theres no real value in the curriculums abroad in that program. Literally everyone I've spoken to at NYU had discredited it
     
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  20. cannedkoala

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    Both are top schools, but it depends on what you want to do. If you're interested in state health policy, Berkeley is a better choice due to its proximity to Sacramento. Health policy in LA will be more think tank, local/county health, and advocacy oriented. I'm from the LA area and can't wait to go back home and settle there permanently, but UCLA is located in Westwood, which is near Beverly Hills, Brentwood (where OJ Simpson lived), Hollywood. It's an expensive location. Berkeley is near the Bay Area, which is also really expensive, but if I recall correctly from deciding for undergrad, cost of living in Berkeley itself is not as bad because it's not very gentrified (lots of homeless people from what I heard).
     
  21. ldlr

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    I reached out to someone from the first cohort (2016) on LinkedIn and she had a lot of good things to say about it. I told her I was a bit iffy about it being a 1-year program and she said if you know exactly what topics you're interested in, it may be worth it. I'd rather go to a 2-year program to get as much technical skill as possible, though. And I've read nothing but bad things online just as you have and I wouldn't want to chance this experience that I'm paying so much for. The international experience is so unique and unlike any other U.S. program, yes. But if the girl who outed NYU is right, I wouldn't want to pay $90k + to party abroad. I already had that experience.

    I spoke with someone from NYU who suggested I apply to the 2-yr in addition to the CCMPH because of the competitive nature of the program. So when I submitted my application on 12/15, I emailed them to also consider me for the 2-yr GH program on campus. I didn't have to pay for an extra application, they just added it on to my SOPHAS list. I heard back from the 2-yr before the CCMPH. I received 18k for the CCMPH and 24k for the 2-yr. However, I wish NYU was ranked in MPH programs. That is the reason I'm not really considering NYU any longer.
     
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  22. nannams

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    speaking of NYU... I'm having the hardest time deciding between NYU and BU for Global Health. What doesn't help is reading a million posts online on other forums (like yahoo answers or reddit) about how an MPH is a useless degree :bang:
     
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  24. guybrush

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    Just curious...why so few posters in this thread applied to UNC? Right now it's my top choice. It's the most affordable top program, even for an out-of-stater like me...
     
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  25. ldlr

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    Thanks for the response! I really have a hard time understanding why NYU isn't ranked on that list so it's great to hear those words from other people. Their curriculum for the GH program looks pretty great to me and it's also in a great location for internships, connections, etc.
     
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  26. vodkaaunt

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    I'm thinking about flying in Wednesday too. If you all are meeting up I want in too! :)
     
  27. vodkaaunt

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    A 35 min drive without traffic is going to be 50+ mins with traffic if you have to take US23 or 94. Parking is also terrible in AA, though there are places to park outside of the city and take a bus in I believe. Getting an apartment by yourself would be really expensive but if you split a house or apartment with people your rent should be under 700-800. I briefly considered living at home but a lot of the Michigan experience comes from living there I think.

    I've lived in the mid Michigan area most of my life (edit: I also hang out in Ann Arbor quite a bit) so I'm happy to answer any questions if you want to message me :) It's also my top choice. Michigan academics are usually top notch. As for driving, it's easiest if you live close enough to take a bus in/live on campus so you don't have to deal with driving every day.
     
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  28. megarita

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    Just got my "Financial Aid Award" from Columbia, which was pure loans. What I expected with their reputation, but still :lame:
     
  29. pa611

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    Same :/
     
  30. megarita

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    Congrats!! Did you receive an email with your scholarship information?
     
  31. Ebb55

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    I’m sending in an application today (the extended deadline) because I’m queen of procrastination.
     
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  32. Sth1022

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    Same - so bummed about the financial aid/ need based award. Really debating whether it's worth it to take out an additional $50K per year in loans to attend columbia.
     
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  33. mrmoghi

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    me, submitting an app yesterday for the extended deadline, also :)
     
  34. skaballet

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    Agree with the above. There were people in my program from Southern Cali, Peru, Brazil etc and everyone survived. I wouldn't worry too much about the car. I had a jetta and in 2 years only got stuck in snow once and that was in my apt complex parking lot because it hadn't been plowed. Highly recommend living close enough to walk if you can. You don't want to have to deal with driving everyday.
     
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  35. x0n

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    I applied to CUNY SPH pretty late (like last week) and just got an email saying everything is completed for me and I should receive a decision by 3/15. Is that something everyone else who applied earlier received? Are decisions ever sent out sooner?
     
  36. alexiabee2020

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    same its awful. I saw people got half tuition off so i'm wondering how?
     
  37. skcolley

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    Even with a scholarship, Columbia looks like it's probably going to be too much of a financial burden for me to attend. I'm pretty heartbroken since it was one of my top choices and I was so excited about the prospect of living in NYC. The "expected student contribution" made me laugh though (what early career professional in their mid-20s has an extra $45k per year lying around?!?!? :uhno:)

    I think I'm narrowing in on George Washington!
     
  38. leela_123

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    Were you notified through email?
     
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  39. pa611

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    Yes, an email with an attachment and also a link to a website to accept or decline the aid.
     
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  40. dcoles92

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    Has anyone heard of any school besides Emory offering travel grants for admitted students? Would love some help with all these cross-country plane tickets, but wasn't sure if that was something I should ask schools about?
     
  41. publichealthgal34

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    Anyone know if there's a FB group for admitted students to Columbia yet?
     
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  42. cazc9

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    DRexel has just sent their Dornsife fellowship letters.
     
  43. 123PHP123

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    People got half off if they were selected to be "Merit Award recipients."
     
  44. vnla07

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    there is for HPM
     
  45. MarcusAureliusAntoninus

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    I considered it (for epidemiology) until I realized their MPH is for doctorate holders only and that the only other program I could apply to is their combined MSPH/PhD program. While I do think I'd like a PhD or DrPH I didn't really feel comfortable committing to it right now when I haven't even taken a full year of epi courses yet or figured out my exact interests, important things to know when pursuing a PhD.
     
  46. Cassatrass

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    Exactly this for me too
     
  47. phaspirant

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    Just got into Michigan :D I'm just going to block all thoughts of costs (and the nightmare that is conversion rates) and be happy about this for a while!
     
  48. publichealthgal34

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    were you added by someone? i'm in SMS but haven't been added to anything/seen anything yet
     
  49. vnla07

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    Someone who works in the admissions office sent everyone a link to the facebook page! :)
     
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  50. publichealth3748

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    UW does offer travel assistance! I was accepted for MPH Global Health and that department sent out an email a few days after the acceptance email with information on how to apply. I see you were accepted to a different UW department, but could be worth emailing them to ask about it!
     
  51. corndoggedly

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    Same for me. I took them off my list when I realized I couldn’t do an MPH in epi. Otherwise, I would’ve loved to go there.
     

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